In the world of internet marketing, the words “Newbie” or “Noob” are endearing terms that are often used when referring to new marketers. This blog is dedicated to the newbie affiliate marketers that are trying to navigate through the overwhelming options available to them, and learn the right way to actually make money online with internet marketing.

Do you have a goal of being able to work from home and make money online, and you don’t really know where to begin? I have been where you are, and that is what has inspired me to create this blog.

Some people are just born with an entrepreneurial spirit and dream of having their own business since childhood, but most people have a situation in their lives that causes them to seek the freedom and benefits that owning your own business bring. Whatever the circumstance is that has you wanting to work from home, you can find an online business option that will work for you.

You’ve probably heard of e-commerce, digital marketing, internet marketing, affiliate marketing, network marketing, referral marketing, email marketing, video marketing, social media marketing, content marketing, local marketing and the list goes on and on… What are all these money-making options, and which one (or ones) should you pursue??

I will be sharing my journey with you, the experience I’ve gained and the lessons I’ve learned. I am here to be your guide on this adventure and help you to avoid the pitfalls, scams, and mistakes that so many of us make when we are just starting out in online marketing.

So where should you begin? Begin with your WHY.

Everyone has a reason WHY they want an online business. The first thing you need to do if you are serious about making money online is identifying your “WHY”. Why do you want to make money online? If you don’t know your personal “WHY” it’s easy to get lost on your way to success. If you think making money online is a fast way to get rich quick, you need to think again!

Let me be completely honest with you. This is going to require work on your part. It’s not hard work, but you are going to have a lot to learn, and things are always changing, especially in internet marketing. You are going to need to take action on what you learn and you will probably stumble a few times and may even fail at least once. But that’s okay – it’s part of growing and success!!

Your “why” is the reason that drives you to take on this challenge instead of just settling for a 9-5 job and a steady paycheck. You know you want more for yourself and your family, but your WHY will keep you going when things get difficult.

The next thing you need to do if you want to make money online is to understand the many different options that are available, and figure out which ones are best for you. There is a serious problem internet marketers face which is known as “shiny object syndrome”. This occurs when you start down one path, and then get distracted with the next greatest thing, so you jump on it and start down that path, and then you see the next thing that looks even better, and you can see where this ends up. You never focus on anything long enough to complete it, and before you know it you’ve spent a lot of money and have no results to show for it.

Part of selecting the type of online business you want to pursue is knowing what you personally want to achieve from this. For me, it’s EXTREMELY important that I enjoy what I am doing, and that I have complete flexibility with my time. I also want to earn ridiculous amounts of money, so any business I get involved in needs to allow for that type of growth and scaling. The bottom line is I own my own business because I crave the FREEDOM that it brings me.

The secrets to success in online marketing are FOCUS and ACTION. Decide on how you are going to proceed, and do not take on anything new until you have completed that project, and have actually put time and effort into getting it running properly. Then you can add the next stream of income you want to explore. It’s very possible to earn multiple streams of income working from home in your online business, but it’s critical you stay focused and actually complete one project before moving onto the next. Focus, learn, take action and repeat!

Next time I will go over the different types of online business opportunities you may encounter and discuss the pros and cons of each. If you are someone who wants to work from home or is looking for an alternative to your daily grind, I HIGHLY recommend becoming the master of your own destiny and starting your own online business!

I would love to hear about the challenges you are facing and what you would like to learn moving forward. I guess you could say I’m manifesting my true calling! Want to join me?

Jessica Benson

Jessica lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest in Washington State. After several attempts at building an online business, she finally found her "secret to success". She now gets to work from home full-time and makes money online. Jessica loves working with new affiliate marketers to help them avoid the pitfalls of the internet marketing world and develop a successful online business of their own.